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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Back on the Road - Traffic

 Good morning,

There was plenty of traffic on our way South to Florida.  Our side of the highway here in North Carolina wasn't very crowded right here, but traffic in the opposite direction was quite heavy.

 There were so many trucks on the road.  

We're on a roll again, and hope to make our next stop without too many traffic delays.  

So far, so good.

Lois

Saturday, May 18, 2024

North Carolina Rest Stop

 Good morning,

This is one of our favorite rest stops. 

 The facilities are large and there is plenty of room to stretch our legs outside.  

I didn't take images of it this time, but behind where I was standing to take the above image is a landscaped valley area with walkways to explore.  There is an overlook into the beautiful valley.  We didn't walk that way this time since my back just isn't what it used to be.

 Out in front of the rest stop building, though is this lovely fountain...
...with a waterfall and flowers.  

Just lovely!

More to come....

Lois

Friday, May 17, 2024

Norwegian Independence Day

 Good morning,

Today is Norway's Independence Day so the image I chose to celebrate is of the model of the Christian Radich that is in our living room.

As many of you know, Kjell was born in Norway and is now an American by choice.  The Christian Radich was his first training ship at the beginning of his career of 50 years at sea.

I gave this large model to Kjell for our anniversary many, many years ago.

Happy Birthday, Norway!  We are celebrating here on the South Coast of Ohio!

All the best,

Lois

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

 Good morning,

Here we are in a tunnel in the Smoky Mountains.

 I remember going through tunnels in this area with my parents (more years than I want to say ago) when the tunnels were still somewhat primitive.  There were no lights except headlights on cars and the tunnel sides were rock, not concrete.

 Ah, yes...

 ...there is a light at the end of the tunnel. 

:),

Lois

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Foothills of the Smoky Mountains

 Good morning,

The weather remained beautiful throughout our trip South to Florida.

Here we are entering the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. 

We traveled this route for many years before our retirement in 2016.  It is so much fun to be seeing these sights again!

Stay tuned. 

All the best,

Lois

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Road Trip Crochet - Lap Blanket

 Good morning,

Of course, I bring a crochet or knit project along when we have a road trip.  

This is a lap blanket that will be useful for people of all ages.  I love blues, so that makes it even more enjoyable to make.  

The stitch is one that I can do while watching the scenery go by.

All the best,

Lois

Monday, May 13, 2024

Rolling Hills of the Blue Grass State

 Good morning,

As we continue our journey, we are traveling through the rolling hills of Kentucky, the Blue Grass State.

 As we rolled along, I took these two images just a couple of seconds apart.  

We were blessed with gorgeous weather on our journey to the Port of Canveral.  Tonight, though we will be in Columbia, SC.

Tune in tomorrow!

All the best,

Lois